I usually wear tampons as I find it more comfortable when riding and you don’t even know it’s there, while with pads you can feel it, especially when you’re doing it trot it just doesn’t feel that nice.
For me personally pads ☺️
I use both, but I think tampons are definitely safer and more comfortable, so if you have a show and you’re planning on wearing white breeches use a tampon. It also depends on what you’re more comfortable with :)
I only use tampon because I am not comfortable at all with pads 🙂